One title not enough for Show Girl
OUR Miss Charity has gone on to win Miss Show Girl at Maleny.
While undertaking her duties as the dairy entrant in Gympie last week, Krystle Johnston managed to enter the Maleny competition, pick a dress and when the ball was held last Saturday night, win the main event.
Ironically as the dairy entrant Miss Johnston does not drink milk, but spent her time at the Gympie Show running between dairy events, handing out prizes and sashes to exhibitors and competing in a celebrity milking event.
And she loved every minute of it.
She was nominated for the Maleny Show Dance last Thursday by her uncle - during the judging of Gympie's dairy competitors.
"I picked my outfit on Saturday night," she admitted.
But it didn't matter; she sparkled at the event and beat three other women to take the title.
"I have a few mates up there (in Maleny) and one of the stewards convinced me to enter.
"I didn't think I would win. I was pretty pumped and over the moon," she said.
With all her experience from the Gympie Show the Kenilworth country girl is ready for her new duties as Miss Show Girl at Maleny on June 1and 2.
In the lead-up to the Gympie Show and as part of the Gympie Show Girl competition Ms Johnston raised $19,000 and at our Show Ball she won the Miss Charity title, but to enter the Maleny Show Girl contest she did not have to raise any money.
"At the Gympie Show it was the first time I had to fundraise.
"It's changed the way I feel towards shows.
"My family always exhibit and now I know first hand how much community spirit and fundraising is involved to keep it running. It opens your eyes."